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Stories by Paul Messam

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Lavern Whyte-Gottshalk is the principal of the Evelyn Mitchell Infant School in Brandon Hill, Clarendon. The school was formed by the merging of four basic schools in the area.Whyte-Gottshalk says that she is driven by the fact that she loves...

Published:Sunday | March 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Venecia Grant Hartwell, principal of Arthur's Seat Primary and Infant School leads an institution that has an interesting history. Arthur's Seat is a small rural district in Crofts Hill, north Clarendon.The school was started by the Anglican Church...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:02 AMPaul Messam

Kyle Reynolds is a brave man point blank. Rarely do you find someone who consistently rides his dirt bike to places persons won't even traverse. He fears no height or, depth, or length, or task. Once his motorcycle is involved, he is up for the...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Morlton Wilson, principal of August Town Primary School since September 1991, leads an institution in a community that has seen its fair share of social and economic challenges.Wilson says that he is driven by his love for children. He lives at the...

Published:Sunday | March 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

There are only 24 hours in one day. How do we manage those hours? Do we use them wisely; make things happen? Or do things just happen to us?It is important to manage the 24 hours of the day, and this can be achieved through time management, which is...

Published:Sunday | February 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Georgia Henry is one of those people who will call a spade a spade. A no-nonsense lady, she believes in being frank, fair, and reasonable. She holds no grudges but simply wants the best for her children, the school, and her community.Henry,...

Published:Sunday | January 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

It is often said that we are what we eat. The energy that we use to walk, run, work, play, or study and to keep the vital organs of the body operating comes from the food we eat. It was the Czech Proverb, which says "The way one eats is the way one...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

"I have always wanted to become a teacher," says George Lewis. "My father also told me I was always reading a book and teaching reading."And so the journey began 25 years ago, taking Lewis along various paths and honing his experience and expertise...

Published:Sunday | January 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Exams anxiety is as common as the cold in many students, and many undergo it periodically. "I really get anxious whenever the exam cycle approaches," remarked Peta Gaye Brown, a student at the University of Technology (UTech).You can recall how you...

Published:Sunday | January 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Booker T. Washington, American educator, once said, "I have learnt that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed."This resonates in the...

Published:Sunday | December 25, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

When you observe yourself in the mirror, do you see a person you like? Do you see someone with talents and good qualities you appreciate and whose shortcomings you have learned to appreciate? To put it plainly, how do you see yourself? Are you a...

Published:Sunday | December 11, 2016 | 12:34 AMPaul Messam

Recognised in her circles as among one of Jamaica's active, energetic performers in the education arena, Nellie Wellington Boxe, attributes her success to determination, hard work and Almighty God."My life is guided by God,"...

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

She is a committed woman of God, dedicated, and ensures that work is done in a structured and organised way. She develops a professional community of teachers, and she works with the teachers to create a collaborative focus on student learning. This...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

The swift movement of his fingers and the sound of the organ is a reminder that he is here. "I love music," says Lawrence Douglas Wright.There is music in his walk, in his talk, and in his gentle advice. Wright has been principal of the Harbour View...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2016 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Traffic congestion is common in Jamaica's cities and towns, challenging drivers in Kingston and urban St Andrew, Spanish Town, Montego Bay, May Pen and Mandeville, among other areas.As various users share the road, accommodation to the limited space...

Published:Sunday | December 20, 2015 | 12:00 AMPaul Messam

Vehicle safety is of paramount importance to any motor vehicle owner. Can you imagine having parked your vehicle and going on your way about your legitimate business, returning only to find an empty spot? No one saw, heard, or noticed anything...

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